Cheap Corkage!

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Cheap Corkage!

Postby gazzab » Sun May 04, 2014 3:49 pm

The corkage at Thomas Keller's restaurants Per Se and French Laundry now $150!

Certainly encourages you to order off there list. But then again his mark ups are high.

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/04/ ... orkage-fee

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Re: Cheap Corkage!

Postby michel » Mon May 05, 2014 9:16 am

yep I read that
I heard some of the American forum dudes taking along some serious old burgundy and bordeaux only to find them for sale on the list- so they had to buy them from the restaurant.
you need to check they don't have what you are bringing
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Re: Cheap Corkage!

Postby Chuck » Sun May 11, 2014 6:02 pm

And I thought the $25 on Friday night was a bit steep!

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Re: Cheap Corkage!

Postby MGH » Wed May 14, 2014 5:32 pm

I still take my own wine to Per Se. It works out cheaper. That said, Eleven Madison Park is a much better restaurant, and corkage is only $65 per bottle.

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Re: Cheap Corkage!

Postby sanjay » Sat May 17, 2014 8:17 pm

Bringing a good BYO beats buying off the list any time as the markups for good wine off those lists is in the stratosphere and the provenance unclear.

However, $150 is pushing friendship.

If the restaurant is classy with good service and glassware then $25 a bottle I am prepared to pay.
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Re: Cheap Corkage!

Postby michel » Sat May 17, 2014 9:31 pm

sanjay wrote:Bringing a good BYO beats buying off the list any time as the markups for good wine off those lists is in the stratosphere and the provenance unclear.

However, $150 is pushing friendship.

If the restaurant is classy with good service and glassware then $25 a bottle I am prepared to pay.


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$50 / bottle

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Re: Cheap Corkage!

Postby Chuck » Thu May 29, 2014 9:00 pm

Surprising the bride next year booking into Tetsuya to tick one off the list. They do BYO. $30 for the first bottle which is quite reasonable given the restaurant, $45 for the 2nd and subsequent. Any thoughts on this logic? Now to choose the wine(s). 8)

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Re: Cheap Corkage!

Postby michel » Fri May 30, 2014 11:17 am

used to be cheaper
one time i had an old rousseau clos st jacques and kept 1/3 of the bottle for the concert that night
the restaurant drank it
and denied it
be vigilant
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Re: Cheap Corkage!

Postby Artist FKAN » Sat May 31, 2014 2:07 am

Chuck wrote:Surprising the bride next year booking into Tetsuya to tick one off the list. They do BYO. $30 for the first bottle which is quite reasonable given the restaurant, $45 for the 2nd and subsequent. Any thoughts on this logic? Now to choose the wine(s). 8)

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Have had a couple of amazing dinners there. Didn't worry about the cost of it by the end of the night, given the standard of food and service.
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Re: Cheap Corkage!

Postby Chuck » Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:28 pm

Artist FKAN wrote:
Chuck wrote:Surprising the bride next year booking into Tetsuya to tick one off the list. They do BYO. $30 for the first bottle which is quite reasonable given the restaurant, $45 for the 2nd and subsequent. Any thoughts on this logic? Now to choose the wine(s). 8)

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Have had a couple of amazing dinners there. Didn't worry about the cost of it by the end of the night, given the standard of food and service.


Agree. If you do Tetsyua then you don't do it in half measure. 2 bottles should just about see us out by the end of the night. Interestingly they only do the gustation menu that can be a little frustrating and almost a tease.

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